Monday, November 5, 2018

Short Film Narrative

It's the Short Film Project! This provides you with an opportunity to tell a story - fictional or a
re-enactment of true story - with actors, scenes, cinematography, and editing to showcase your short story. 

Think of movies with stories that have inspired you - maybe with simple scenes that do not require tons of expensive effects - and let that be your guide. 

What's needed to achieve filmmaker status + enough points to score an A:
Multi Angle Filming or 'Triangle' Camera Coverage 
Use of Cinematic Style Shots - Look Below
the Talent - aka Actors
a Crew consisting of Camera Ops, Audio, Lighting, Director, and Editor
a Genre - a style of storytelling like Comedy, Drama, Action, Suspense
a Story Arc that has a definitive Beginning, a Conflict, and a Resolution

The film can be 5:00 or less

Rules: school appropriate content only - Look Below 

Deadlines:
Project Proposal Due WED Nov 7: Click here 
All Shots captured by Wed Nov 28
Edited Film Due Thurs Nov 29

Be demanding about your shots, copy all your files to your Mac, and have fun! 
See Kuhn for questions or issues.





Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Everyone Has a Story... Producing Your Feature News Package


Assignment: 
Group Field News Package (See right column for docs, training guides, and photos to help you)

Group of 5 maximum
Segment Length: 2:00 - 2:30
Must be a Wheeler Activity / Topic that involves or affects our students
Must have one Producer/Editor, one Reporter, A Roll Camera, B Roll Camera, Audio and Lighting Director

Complete packet:Ch. 9, 10, 11 - Review News / Journalism Terms, diagrams
Reporters: Review Ch. 11 / Interviewing

Pre-Production (required before filming):  
Declare Topic in class
Secure permission for Interviews (Faculty / Coach / Students)
Complete News Worksheet
Complete AVTF Film Pass

Production:
Capture A Roll 
-proper framing, lighting and ext mic use for interviews
Capture B Roll 
-proper filming of activity clips

Post-Production: 
Editors
- study A/B roll sequence diagram posted at work station 

FIELD PACKAGE DUE: Oct 22-24
TEAM UP WITH ONE OTHER GROUP FOR YOUR NEWSCAST. You will need 2 Anchors. They cannot have a news your field news Reporter. 
STUDIO NEWS TRAINING: Oct 25, 26, 29
Written Test on News Terms and Process: End of Unit

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Music Videos DUE Monday Oct 8

You need the following requirements included in your product to earning a passing grade: 


1. ONE EXAMPLE of Audio / Video SynchRONIZATION
2. PERFORMANCE at Multiple locations
2. Professional Light Use
3. Dolly Shot
4. fast-paced CUTTING from shot to shot (this requires a lot of 'filler' shots)


Export Product to the correct file format (h.264) the last 30 minutes of class

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Lighting and Music Video


LESSON: Learn Lighting; SEE Set Up
ACTIVITY 1: TEAM: COMPLETE PACKET IN CLASSROOM
ACTIVITY 2: TEAM: SAFELY SET UP 2 LIGHTS AT YOUR MAC
(Careful w/ bulb - you break it - you replace it
When finished:
ACTIVITY 3: STUDIO LIGHTING Training;
How I know you learned it: SEND KUHN PIC OF 3 POINT LIGHTING using studio lights and/or light kits
1-3 ALL DUE BEFORE MOVING ON To:
ACTIVITY 4: Film shots for a music video that includes THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS – 1 OF THOSE LOCATIONS MUST DEMONSTRATE PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING USE: Music Video Project Guide

STUDY HERE: AVTF Lighting Study Guide
AND HERE: Quizlet Flash Cards & Practice Test

Friday, August 31, 2018

Audio, Microphones, Survey

Activity 1: Team Chapter Packet: You and a partner complete Ch. 6 in Textbook - learn the different types of Microphones

Activity 2: Individual Review: Go to Click here to study Audio and Microphones for TEST 

Activity 3: Get a Classwork grade for completing Flashcard study AND Practice Test here:  https://quizlet.com/266622528/avtf-audio-microphones-sound-flash-cards/
Review Flashcards and practice on your phone in class - show Kuhn your score for a classwork grade. 

Activity 4: Record Uisng External Mic: Come up with Survey in your new group. Decide on an appropriate Topic / Question that you will ask students that gets more than a 'yes or no'. Have a back up topic. You must capture and monitor interviews using headphones with an external microphone only - not w/camcorder's built-in microphone. 
You may film OUTSIDE of the lab with Kuhn's approval -  crew of THREE at a time: Reporter, Audio, Camera. 
Film Week: Tues Sept 4 - Fri Sept 7th 

Edit your Survey Package: 2:00
Title with graphics and photos of topic
Answers only 
Instrumental Music low underneath

Activity 5: Fix Audio in Post
Click here: HOW TO FIX AUDIO BEFORE EXPORTING


Project Due Wed Sept 12

WRITTEN TEST on Audio Mics - Sept 13
Study Packet, Powerpoint and Quizlet

Monday, August 27, 2018

How to Deliver Your First Video Product

Your first edited video product is due! Minimum Requirements for a passing grade: 

1 - 2 minutes of Edited scenes = they are cut into a series of shots that make sense to an audience:  
Must include dialogue 
Must sell a product 
Include a Title 
Include music track with an equalized volume output - not 'in the red' and adjusted lower for voices

Watch the video when finished - make any adjustments you can to the picture and sound. 
Export your video... instructions are here: CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
OR pick up the "Export Exit Tickets" on Kuhn's desk :)